The report, the International Assessment of Agricultural Science and Technology for Development (IAASTD), underscores the urgency of findings from last year’s International Water Management Institute assessment report. The IAASTD says another major challenge will be to ensure there is enough food as well as water. The region’s crop yield increases are generally below the world average, leaving most countries net food importers. The report examines the potential of agricultural knowledge, science and technology (AKST) for reducing hunger and poverty, improving rural livelihoods, and working towards environmentally, socially and economically sustainable development.

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